A number of years ago, IBM predicted that by the year 2020, the amount of knowledge in the world will be doubling every 12 hours. That’s mind-boggling. I don’t know how close we are to that prediction, but we certainly have an overabundance of knowledge.
What we need, what we desperately need, in the world today is wisdom.
We need to learn how to apply all that knowledge to our everyday lives. In our culture we think of wisdom as being smart, but that’s not what it is. It refers primarily to practical knowledge. It’s skillful living. The purpose of Proverbs is to teach us to know wisdom so that we can live well.
We read Proverbs like we do inspirational quotes. We think they’re simply nice sayings. We listen, nod our heads at the clever wisdom, and then go on with life. We treat them like sound bites rather than a full meal that will nourish and fuel our lives.
That’s a mistake. They’re meant to think deeply about, to chew on and digest to be used for living.
It’s our goal in this podcast to share God’s tools with you for building a better life, to encourage to you fall in love with God’s wisdom, and to help you grow in Christ-likeness.
Do you need that? God’s wisdom, God’s help in living a better life, and to grow in Christ-likeness? I know I do! So, join me as we walk through Proverbs each weekday!
One more thing I want to mention! We’re making PDF journal pages available each week for free. If you want to follow along with the broadcast and keep a journal of what you learn along the way and have a place to respond to the application questions I ask in each episode, click below!
Be patient with us as we work to get the back episodes (Chapter 1) available on the podcast!